What Does “Shovel Ready” Mean To A Small Business Owner?

 

Small Business Administration Awards Luncheon

Small Business Administration Awards Luncheon (Photo credit: MDGovpics)

What does “shovel ready” mean to a small business owner? It means digging in and building a business from the ground up! Are you sick of this class warfare?! Do we want to re-elect a President and a Congress that knows more about how to spend other people’s money or one who knows how to cut spending and increase revenues?

 

Here’s one small business owner’s story, “I started my own business over 23 years ago and I built it from the ground up. My business has gone from a one man band to well… suffice it to say, we have increased full-time employment (FTEs) at a significantly greater rate than most businesses and certainly greater than by this President’s expectations. That’s why the Administration and Congress need to back off on laws and regulations that hurt small business, like Sarbanes Oxley, like Dodd Frank, and like Obamacare.”

As a community organizer, President Obama certainly can appreciate the value of a grassroots movement. In other words, contributions made from the ground up can have a very positive effect on the community. In Obama’s case, that would pertain to social issues and how he was able to help people who were impoverished and disadvantaged. Admirable, but the money he raised had to come from somewhere, most likely local, state and federal government tax revenues which in significant part would come from small businesses. So why doesn’t this administration get behind us?

In my case, contributions to my small business came in the form of personal sacrifices; from my personal savings; taking no salary for some time, taking less salary for some time and mind you, no vacations for many years. I had to continue to pay my bills, feed my family and keep a roof over our heads. When my savings ran out, I took a second mortgage on my house. I chose to go it on my own. I took all my savings, borrowed from family, friends, my home, and started my own business. My kids saw me on weekends.”

The President refers to middle class American’s like it doesn’t include small business owners. Most small business owners are 99%ers because they take much of what the business earns and reinvests it in the business. The President knows how small businesses earn income and he chooses to ignore it. Small business people “pay it forward.” Our income goes back into our business, meaning jobs and if for no other reason, in today’s economy, it’s grow or die!

I’m offended by the President’s misguided belief that wealthy Americans are the problem in this divide between Republicans and Democrats. At the end of the day I’m “bone tired” and the threats of higher taxes, more regulation and Obamacare chill me to the bone. Most wealthy Americans are hard-working people who have their own plan on how to spread the wealth around. I have much more faith in free enterprise.”

President Obama just doesn’t get it! How could he? He’s never walked in a small business owner’s shoes. Mr. President, walk in our shoes and the shoes of millions of small business owners. Here’s how it works:

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Take a huge chance.
  3. Put your own money behind it.
  4. Believe you can do better.
  5. Commit yourself, your family and your friends to get behind you.
  6. Repeat Numbers 1 –5.

Free enterprise comes from the ground up. Powerful stuff!

Mitt Romney knows how to cut spending and raise revenues. Romney-Rubio would be the ticket to defeat Obama. Say yes to R&R!

2 Responses to What Does “Shovel Ready” Mean To A Small Business Owner?

  1. @DuaneWhite_USA June 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I agree with you on the Romney/Rubio ticket, but my hunch says that Jindal is going to get the VP job, and I'm o.k. with that as well. At least we'll have people who have actually done something in their lives.

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    • awiessner June 8, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Being a Floridian and meeting Rubio got my vote, too. Why do you think Jindal will get the nod?

      Reply

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